Erie Press Systems, Erie, PA, has acquired the stalk-guided, open die forging press product line from MHF, Inc., Cucamonga, CA. The presses, available in 3000, 4000, and 5000 ton models, feature ram guides that are positioned away from the hot forging work area. Applications include the production of shafts, billet stock and preforms, as well as upset shapes for rolled rings used in the manufacture of bearings, gears, and flanges from specialty alloy and carbon steel.